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Patriots fan Heidi Gilbert named finalist in NFL contest
Heidi Gilbert was working towards her dream job as part of the training program at Disney. However, when her term was up she did not land a full time opportunity and her performance review spelled out her weaknesses. She turned to football as a distraction and became a New England Patriots fan. She followed closely their unbeaten 2007 regular season and also saw a TV story on Tom Brady that read his Michigan scouting reports: "Too Short." "Weak Arm." Realizing that her feedback at Disney had a similar tone, she picked up her pencil again and got back to work. She created a story reel that went viral and was featured on Entertainment Weekly's website, helping her land her dream job as an animator at DreamWorks.
To vote for Heidi’s story, click here.